The patella or knee-cap is a sesamoid bone due to an ossification in the tendon of the extensor muscles of the leg.
On the posterior surface of this extremity is found a sesamoid bone.
The inner lateral ligament is lengthened and thickened and the sesamoid bones become displaced outward and are often thickened.
Even the sesamoid bones, attached behind to the toes, are two in number instead of four.
At the level of the sesamoid bones it divides, as does the internal nerve, into three main branches—the digital nerves.
It is a sesamoid bone belonging to the thigh muscles; yet in this case it has been left attached, apparently, to the shank.
The patella, according to Strangeways, may be considered a sesamoid bone.
The flexor and extensor tendons and the sesamoid bones are displaced laterally.
The pisiform is large and several other sesamoid bones occur.
At the Fetlock numerous branches to the metacarpo-phalangeal articulation, the sesamoid sheath, and the tendons.
sesamoid ses·a·moid (sěs'ə-moid')
Resembling a sesame seed in size or shape.
Of or relating to a sesamoid bone.